Tag Archives: Traditional Festival

Chinese Lantern Festival

The 15th day of the 1st lunar month is the Chinese Lantern Festival because the first lunar month is called yuan-month and in the ancient times people called night Xiao. It is traditionally a time for family reunion. The 15th day is the first night to see a full moon. So the day is also called Yuan Xiao Festival in …

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Qingming festival

The Qingming festival falls on the first day of the fifth solar term, named Qingming. Its name denotes a time for people to go outside and enjoy the greenery of springtime and tend to the graves of departed ones. The Qingming (Pure Brightness) Festival is one of the 24 seasonal division points in China, falling on April 4-6 each year. …

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Chongyang Festival

The Chongyang Festival falls on the ninth day of the nonth month of the Chinese lunar calendar, so it is also known as the Double Ninth Festival. As nine is pronounced ‘jiu’ meaning long in Chinese, so people endow the word jiu with the meaning of longevity with a person’s life. Chinese government declared Chongyang as a day for senior …

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Mid-Autumn Festival

The Mid-Autumn Festival falls on the 15th day of the 8th lunar month, usually in October in Gregorian calendar. The festival has a long history. In ancient China . the Chinese people usually invite friends and relatives to hold family reunion feasts at night. After that, they sacrifice moon cakes, fruits and wine to the full moon at the courtyards. …

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Qi Xi Festival

Also known as Magpie Festival, Qi Xi Festival it always falls on the seventh day of the seventh lunar month on the Chinese Calendar. It is sometimes called Chinese Valentine’s Day in recent years. The Qixi festival is a romantic modern twist on an ancient tale – and a celebration that is being hailed as China’s answer to Valentine’s Day. …

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Shengxiao

Shengxiao (or Shuxiang) ,birth sign ,refers to the twelve animals traditionally used in China to symbolize years. Each of these animal, mouse , ox ,tiger ,rabbit, dragon , snake ,horse , sheep , monkey ,rooster, dog ,and pig . Represent one year ,in the given order to constitute a 12-year cycle . Thus we have the year of the Mouse(which …

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The Duanwu Festival (Dragon Boat Festival)

The Duanwu Festival (also known as Dragon Boat Festival) is a traditional and statutory holiday associated with Chinese cultures, though it is celebrated in other East Asian and Southeast Asian societies as well. The Duanwu Festival occurs on the fifth day of the fifth month of the Chinese calendar, giving rise to the alternative name of Double Fifth. The Duanwu …

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